I am looking to write a short news report for the short story "There Will Come Soft Rains" and need to know the "who" of the 5 w's for the report. Could someone please help?Story is "There Will...

I am looking to write a short news report for the short story "There Will Come Soft Rains" and need to know the "who" of the 5 w's for the report. Could someone please help?

Story is "There Will Come Soft Rains"

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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"There Will Come Soft Rains" is a futuristic science fiction short story by Ray Bradbury in his collectionThe Martian Chronicles.The story portrays a house in California  that is fully automated and controlled by machines. 

Who-- There are no real people in this story, only the machines that maintain the house.

What-- The short story takes the reader inside the final days of a fully robotic house in the future. 

When-- "There Will Come Soft Rains" takes place in the future (the year 2026) in Bradbury's collection, and atomic war has destroyed mankind.  All that remains are scattered collections of still-running robots and machines.

Where-- California.  Atomic warfare has decimated human life, but some of the homes remain.  The story takes place inside one of the homes.

Why-- As a story about a slowly dying automated house bereft of human life,"There Will Come Soft Rains" offers a critique on the role of technology in human life and human over-dependence on technology.

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